Detectives from the Sexual Gender-Based Violence Unit at CID Headquarters on Monday arrested Jimmy Walugembe, a 29 year old teacher at Springfield International School and charged him with Aggravated Defilement, of an 8 year old school girl.
It is alleged that the suspect lured his pupil into a toilet and acted inappropriately by sexually abusing her.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the victim was subjected to medical examination and established to have a ruptured hymen.
“The Head teacher of the school, identified as Mutebi Moses, whom it is alleged turned a blind eye and allowed the teacher to remain in the school and continue teaching was also arrested and a statement obtained from him, being an accessory after the fact of defilement. The file is still with the DPP,” said Enanga.
Adding, “We want to thank all stakeholders who took interest in this matter and brought it to the attention of the police, after several attempts to compromise the incident, with a written agreement between the three parties of parents, the school and the teacher.”
Meanwhile, a team of specialists are counselling the victim in a holistic manner, to help address the emotional and physical injury the victim could have suffered, due to the sexual abuse.